wireless internet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rhodest, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. rhodest macrumors regular

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    I just got an ibook with an airport card. I also have a pc that uses ethernet. Can i buy a wireless router that i can use with the airport card, and still plug an ethernet cable into my pc from the same router? Also, which routers work with my airport card (not the apple ones)?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. Yes. Pretty much anyone. Netgear, Linksys, Belkin (which is synonymous with "crap quality"), etc..
     
  3. dscan99 macrumors regular

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    yes, you can.

    i have a similar set up as yours ...iBook wireless and PC hooked up to a linksys router hooked up to a cable modem. It works great!
     
  4. rhodest thread starter macrumors regular

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    why do i need i cable modem if i have dsl? or is that what i have now? (only one port and it says comtrend adsl router)
     
  5. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    you don't need a cable modem if you have dsl.
     
  6. rhodest thread starter macrumors regular

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    so all i have to do is buy a wireless router?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    rhodest,

    I'm too lazy to check, but make sure your DSL modem has an ethernet port. Some DSL modems have USB connections.

    ft
     

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